Another great TED Talk: The human skills we need in an unpredictable world.

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    NV Wino
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    @nvwino

    Title says it all. And, I want this woman’s vocabulary. What a great speaker!

    “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
    “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

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    Sorechasm
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    @sorechasm

    If robots and the computer can take your job away, because everything you do is measurable, and valuable based upon economics of efficiency, I predict that your company will disappear within a decade. So no sweat if you lose that job because you can find a better one that uses your talents and intuition, combined with your technical skills.

    All our jobs play in a competitive market, but the market has, and will continue to have greater variables than any time in the past with climate change, robotics, quantum cloud-based computing, 3D printed products produced next door (including food), and a new planetary wide crisis on a daily schedule. Our companies all need to flatten out to listen for advice and creative means from all employees for survival, not just as a good policy.

    This Ted Talk on the value of Human Skills says it all:

    “Anything that can’t be measured is just about everything that counts.”

    In times of business crisis, the executives told her that:

    “My friends and colleagues kept me going.”

    Without collegial atmosphere in the workplace:

    “Who is going to give them imagination, stamina and bravery when the challenges come.”

    Efficiency requires predictable outcomes, WITHIN a predictable environment. We can hardly predict conditions more than one year out:

    “We cannot map the future until we get there.”

    Each of us has a role to  play, if we remain open, creative, and positive:

    “We have deep talents of exploration if we use them….Hone and developing those skills, we can make any future we choose.”

    “Go and tell Alexander that God the Supreme King is never the Author of insolent wrong, but is the Creator of light, of peace, of life, of water, of the body of man and of souls;...what Alexander offers and the gifts he promises are things to me utterly useless;..." Dandamis, a great sannyasi of Taxila.Excerpt From: Yogananda, Paramahansa. “Autobiography of a Yogi.”

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